Summer wouldn’t be summer without a picnic. Take that meal on the go with these chic picnic essentials.
Get packing with a picnic basket that keeps potables warm, cool, and perfectly organized.
Our Pick: The Willow basket ($144.95) comes stocked with china dishes, wood-handled silverware, glass tumblers, napkins, and insulated storage. Swoozie’s, Palm Beach Gardens (561-627-3744, swoozies.com)
Charm your sweet tooth with a selection of decadent miniature treats.
Our Pick: Red velvet floral truffles ($27 per dozen), Florida Key Lime sables ($24 per dozen), and mini fruit tarts ($27 per dozen). The Sugar Monkey, West Palm Beach (561-689-7844, thesugarmonkey.com)
Hold court atop soft bedding or bright cashmere throws.
Create a shady spot with an oversized umbrella imbued with Asian elegance.
Our Pick: The Kaeden pagoda umbrella ($199.99) features a water-repellent canopy and a eucalyptus wood pole. Pier 1 Imports, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington (561-624-5785, 561-514-1322, pier1.com)
Hitting the road for a day of outdoor feasting? Two wheels may be better than four.
Our Pick: Electra’s Delivery 3i three-speed cruiser ($989.99) has a whimsical retro design, a front tray, and plenty of trunk space and is available in either a red or olive hue. Tri Bike Run, Juno Beach (561-627-2453, tribikerun.com)
Keep mosquitos and insects at bay with candles scented with citronella, lavender, lemongrass, or peppermint.
Place to Picnic
There is no shortage of sandy spots along Palm Beach County’s 47 miles of scenic coastline.
Our Pick: Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park boasts sea turtle nesting areas, an estuary, a 125,000-year-old limestone rock reef, and other biological treasures. North Palm Beach (561-624-6952, macarthurbeach.org)
After 18 years catering high-profile fêtes in the Hamptons and Palm Beach County, Chris Marshall has opened his first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Jupiter, Hampton Forks Kitchen and Table. The culinary lineup includes picnic-perfect sandwiches and lobster rolls, salads, roasted meats, and charcuterie.
Our Pick: Marshall’s salad jars, available with toasted farro, tomato, and burrata or brown rice, black beans, farm eggs, tomato, and corn salsa ($12 each) make plating and cleanup a snap. (631-276-1197, hamptonforks.com)